A An 8-year-old girl was kidnapped for 7 years by her mother, who kept her hidden in her grandparents' house. The woman told her ex-partner that they were going to live in Italy, which never happened. Now, the authorities in Germany seek to answer many questions regarding the responsibility of the agencies in charge of caring for the welfare of children. Meanwhile, her mother and grandparents are detained and have not issued statements.
There is commotion in Europe, after the news of a 8-year-old German girl who was kidnapped by her maternal family for 7 years of her short life, apparently just to hide her from her father.
According to initial information, the minor He does not present problems of malnutrition or language management, but he does have certain difficulties in walking or climbing stairs. Meanwhile, her mother risks up to 10 years in prison.
German girl kidnapped for 7 of her 8 years
It was the German media Bild.de, which surprised with the news of the German girl kidnapped in the city of Attendorn, east of Cologne, for 7 of her 8 years of life.
It is believed that the mother began to hide her in the grandparents' house in 2015, after separating from the minor's father.
According to the records, the woman He told his ex-partner, through a letter, that he would go to live in Italy with his daughter, however, he locked himself in a room with her, from where he was not allowed to leave.
Thus, the father of the kidnapped German girl began to suspect the deception, since every gift or letter he sent came back to him, in addition to assuring that he saw his ex-wife several times around town.
Because of the above, the man went to the police, but the authorities could do little in the absence of concrete evidence. Finally, last September the criminal act was confirmed, after a complaint from a relative of the minor's mother.
Investigation calls into question the child protection system
Sauerland Kurier, another German online newspaper, reported that it was the social workers who discovered the minor locked in a room, in the same town, from where she never came out.
The 8-year-old showed no signs of physical abuse or malnutrition, but her muscles were severely underdeveloped and she appeared to have not seen the light of day since she was a very young child.
< p>The authorities even assure that the minor assured that she had never traveled by car, seen a forest or walked through the grass.
For now, the German girl who was kidnapped for so many years< /strong>, remains in the care of a foster family, while the authorities try to clarify all doubts and errors in the child protection system.
In the same way, the mother and maternal grandparents are detained , while they wait for the father to contribute more s background.